Marvel's The Punisher: Season 2 (2019)


Season 2
Marvel's The Punisher

Critics Consensus

The Punisher's second season leaves fans torn between the undeniably action-packed fun and the underwhelming portrayal of the charismatic Frank Castle.



Critic Ratings: 34


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User Ratings: 1528
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Air date: Jan 18, 2019
Air date: Jan 18, 2019
Air date: Jan 18, 2019
Air date: Jan 18, 2019
Air date: Jan 18, 2019
Air date: Jan 18, 2019
Air date: Jan 18, 2019
Air date: Jan 18, 2019
Air date: Jan 18, 2019
Air date: Jan 18, 2019
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Former marine-turned-vigilante Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) has been living a quiet life on the road until he suddenly becomes embroiled in the attempted murder of a young girl (Giorgia Whigham). As he is drawn into the mystery surrounding her and those in pursuit of the information she holds, Castle attracts a new target on his back as new and old enemies force him to confront whether he should accept his destiny and embrace a life as The Punisher.


Jon Bernthal
as Frank Castle/Punisher
Ebon Moss-Bachrach
as David Lieberman/Micro
Ben Barnes
as Billy Russo
Deborah Ann Woll
as Karen Page
Amber Rose Revah
as Dinah Madani
Daniel Webber
as Lewis Walcott
Jason R. Moore
as Curtis Hoyle
Jaime Ray Newman
as Sarah Lieberman
Josh Stewart
as John Pilgrim
Floriana Lima
as Krista Dumont
Annette O'Toole
as Eliza Schultz
Corbin Bernsen
as Anderson Schultz
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Critic Reviews for Marvel's The Punisher Season 2

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (3)

Even though he was a compelling scene-stealer in Daredevil, Frank Castle/The Punisher has never felt quite right in his own show. Season two will do little to change that impression.

Jan 30, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

What makes this season of "The Punisher" work so well is that it feels less like a Season 2 and more like a Season 5, a standalone story in the established adventures of Frank Castle.

Jan 22, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Here's the most unforgivable sin of the second season of The Punisher: You have a magnificent performance like this one at your disposal, and this is what you choose to do with it?

Jan 17, 2019 | Full Review…

The Punisher Season 2 is a lot of fun - really violent, excessive fun... But there's also no denying that this time around, The Punisher has swapped bullets for brains, leaning into easy entertainment over meaningful narrative.

Jun 20, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Although Season 2 of The Punisher begins too sluggishly, and despite its distracting detours and tonal issues, it builds to a largely satisfying conclusion.

Mar 26, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Jon Bernthal Is The Living Embodiment of Frank Castle In An Enjoyable Second Run

Mar 10, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The Punisher, like the man himself, is not always easy to love. But there's a lesson to be learned in those moments, too, and I hope Frank continues to grow as a person right alongside the series.

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite the fact that this season seems to take a step back from the first, The Punisher continues to be a worthy piece of entertainment. [Full Review in Spanish]

Feb 25, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There was clearly no one building this story with knowledge that Netflix would be cancelling all of their Marvel shows and that is a shame because the third season could have fnally been worthy of the name of the show.

Feb 6, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Why are we coming back to all these people again?

Jan 31, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Marvel's The Punisher: Season 2

  • Aug 05, 2019
    A lot of back and forth and there were two completely separate storylines going on at once. I would have preferred to see them closet linked or run as two completely separated event happening at different times. However the shows were great and I can't wait to see next season. I'd like to see some additional villains or accomplices introduced.
  • Jul 31, 2019
    Same problems as season one, same rating. There was a good show in there wanting to be let out, but a mountain of filler and an unwillingness to unleash the real Punisher made this a disappointing snoozer. This time it was the really weak mentally fragile Jigsaw and his psychiatrist side story...not to mention the weird, out of character romantic interlude for Frank early on. Too bad, because Bernthal was born for the role, and several of the supporting characters were interesting, including the bad guy. As with the first season, a few good fight scenes, but Frank goes into fights without enough firepower most of the time. The best, most Punisher-like scene in the whole season is that final one with the two rival gangs. That should have been the whole season, not an epilogue. Personally, I'd just stick with his appearances in Daredevil season 2 and forget about this series.
  • Jul 23, 2019
    The season evolves to an espetacular end.
  • Jul 17, 2019
    It was like The View guest starring The Punisher........
  • Jul 11, 2019
    The action and violence is realistic and well performed - doesn't disappoint with its gripping psychological drama either. Well worth a rewatch
  • Jul 09, 2019
    A much more entertaining season than the first, with villains and situations that kept me intrigued by the series.
  • Jul 09, 2019
    Brutal, unforgiving, and a delight to watch Frank Castle blast his way through the entire season. With a thrilling cat and mouse game with an almost demonic antagonist, Punisher ends on a fitting and satisfying note bringing this origin story to its proper close, or should I say beginning.
  • Jul 08, 2019
    this was a much better season great scenes from frank and russo shame it got cancelled along with the other netflix marvel shows and unfortunately we do not get to see frank develop much
  • Jun 26, 2019
    Better than season 1 in the same exact way iron fist season 2 is better than season 1.
  • Jun 19, 2019
    Would be really great if they could make a good show without BS political agendas.

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